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Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jr. and The Jesus Lizard With New Books!

Posted by on Mar.20, 2014, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

Three new books to put on your radar bring back memories of the ’90’s.

Out March 24th from Keith Cameron, Mudhoney: The Sound And The Fury From Seattle. Formed in 1988, Mudhoney is still going strong and this is their story. Could they be the most influential Seattle grunge band?

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Our friends at Flavorwire let us know about the recently released Dinosaur Jr. and Jesus Lizard books.  Both are beautifully done art books and here’s a look inside both.



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Andrew W.K. Announces New Book: The Party Bible Book!

Posted by on Sep.26, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments



Andrew W.K.’s new book The Party Bible Book has just been announced and here’s the details from the press release:

“Andrew W.K. announced today that his first book about partying, The Party Bible, will be published by Simon & Schuster. The announcement, first broken on The A.V. Club, is accompanied by a video of the “Party Hard” rock icon’s physical and mental preparation for this literary task.

“The Party Bible will take readers on an unforgettable voyage in search of truth, wisdom and party bliss,” said Michael Szczerban, the editor who acquired the book. “In it, every feeling will be permitted, every thought will become prophecy and humanity’s surging life force will be harnessed and ridden into the abyss.”

Picking up where the Book of Revelation ends, The Party Bible will provide insight into mankind’s purpose on earth and the inspiration to celebrate all of existence. Readers will come to fathom the complete spectrum of feeling in every moment, embrace the taboo and the transcendent, and experience ecstatic pleasure in an explosion of nonstop party power. The Party Bible will be the partying manifesto for generations to come.

“This book is the culmination of my entire career as a professional partier. In fact, this book is the culmination of my entire life,“ W.K. said. “Everything that has ever and never happened has led to me being in the perfect position to receive the contents of The Party Bible and write it down, once and for all. This is a powerful and dangerous feeling, but it is definitely meant to happen. I’m grateful to all my party friends for requesting this book. This is our book.”

This is indeed an open collaboration between W.K. and the worldwide partying public. To join in, send a message about the life questions you want answered to @AndrewWK on Twitter, using the hashtag #ThePartyBible.”


New Rock Book Releases: Corey Taylor, Guitar Heroes, Pink Floyd And More

Posted by on Jul.15, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

Here are the new releases for the week of July 15th:

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Heaven: (Or How I Made Peace With The Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process) by Corey Taylor.  Click here for information on Corey’s book signings and readings.

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Guitar World presents Rock In Peace: A Tribute To Fallen Guitar Heroes from the editors of Guitar World. Insightful profiles of the artists. Plus, rare photos and some surprising tombstones.


Dark Side of the Moon at 40 by Brian Southall looks inside the making of the album and includes commentary from famous musicians on what the album means to them.

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The Beach Boys In Concert!: The Complete History of America’s Band On Tour and Onstage  by Ian Rusten and Jon Stebbins. Each chapter looks at one year in the Beach Boys storied career, starting in 1961 through the reunion of 2012.




New Book Releases: Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, The Runaways, AC/DC And More

Posted by on Jul.08, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments


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Officially out tomorrow, Al Jourgensen’s Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen is an epic rock memoir that co-author Jon Wiederhorn (Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal) doesn’t oversell when he says” it will make Motley Crue’s The Dirt Look Like Goodnight Moon”. (Okay, it’s a little oversold, but not much). This one is a must.

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The narrative biography, Queens of Noise: The Runaways will be the first time the band’s story has been told in its entirety. Most of the surviving members participated in interviews for the book and Kim Fowley will add his two-cents, too.

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A new book on AC/DC will be out in November. According to the book’s description The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC is unlike any AC/DC book you’ve read before. Less a biography, more a critical appreciation, it tells the story of the trio through 11 classic songs and reveals some of the personal and creative secrets that went into their making.”  Read more about the book on author Jesse Fink’s website.

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe Writing Memoir, Book Out Spring 2014

Posted by on Jul.02, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments



News came out today about the forthcoming memoir from Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe.

According to the press release, ” The memoir, which puts emphasis on the past year of his life, is an incredible, harrowing, heartbreaking, and redemptive story told in Blythe’s already well-recognized writing style. It seems that almost every major media outlet has attempted to righteously cover the story of Blythe’s arrest, incarceration, trial, and acquittal for manslaughter in the Czech Republic last year, but now, the man at the center of it all unveils the truths of the ordeal, personally detailing every aspect in his own words. No ghost-writers, no co-authors, just Randy Blythe, himself.”

Da Capo Press will be releasing the book and they also recently published the memoirs of heavy metal greats Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Rex Brown (Pantera), and Al Jourgensen (Ministry).

Blythe himself said about the book, “While I’ve dreamed of being a published author almost since I began to read, I never imagined my first book would center around such a sad topic. Sometimes though, life unexpectedly provides you a story that needs to be told.” “I believe this one does (for several different reasons, not just for the benefit of myself), so I will tell it with the respect and dignity all involved deserve. This will be a good read, I promise you, and I hope some good comes of it.”

Look for the book to come out in the Spring of 2014.




New Corey Taylor Book, The Rolling Stones, The Runaways And More In The News

Posted by on Jul.01, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

In this week’s episode we look at the Corey Taylor book Seven Deadly Sins, now out in paperback and another new release about The Rolling Stones.

W also highlight four new releases for July about The Runaways and the fortieth anniversary of Dark Side of the Moon.  Then there’s another Rolling Stones book and the book with the longest title of the year, What You Want Is In The Limo; On The Road with Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, and the Who in 1973, the Year The Sixties Died and the Modern Rock Star Was Born.

Nirvana, Detroit Rock City, Al Jourgensen & The Pixies in Rock Books

Posted by on Jun.24, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

Detroit Rock City is released tomorrow and it’s amazing. Also featured in this episode is Al Jourgensen news, upcoming releases about Nirvana, The Jesus and Mary Chain and a history of 4 AD. Plus, the Pixies book has been funded through Kickstarter and we tell you how to get an autographed copy and your name in the book.

New And Future Releases From Questlove, Ray Davies, Metallica, And More

Posted by on Jun.19, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

In this super sized edition of the news, we look at new and recent releases from Questlove, Nathan Rabin, Darlene Love and Iron Maiden. Then we look at ten of the over 150 books coming out between now and New Year’s.

Rock Book Show News!

Posted by on Jun.12, 2013, under Current Shows, News No Comments

It’s our first episode with new releases, book news and Father’s Day ideas.

News Round Up: Legs McNeil, Beastie Boys, Rush, Metal And More

Posted by on May.01, 2013, under News, Upcoming Releases No Comments

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Have you checked out Legs McNeil’s epic new(ish) blog? It continues to be chock full of good stuff all the time.

- In support of their upcoming book, the original MTV VJ’s now have a website with their book signing dates and other stuff.

- The Merciless Book of Metal Lists is out now.

- Pre-order is now up for Rush: The Illustrated History by former guest of the show Martin Popoff.

- If you missed it, the surviving members Beastie Boys signed up for a memoir due out 2015